Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Censorship and the Games

The International Olympic Committee, never a group to inspire confidence, has admitted its involvement in Chinese press censorship.
Press scrutiny of the IOC -- as in the investigations of bribery of IOC members to secure the Salt Lake City winter games -- has never been welcomed by the elitist committee, which is made up of publicity-shy people who are often of very dubious character.
The best piece I've seen on the Chinese manipulation of the Western press was written by Tom Korski and published Monday in Ottawa's Hill Times. They are smart enough not to give their product away, so you'll have to buy or borrow a copy.

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